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JOHN D. "DAVE" SCHULTZ, CW3 (Ret.), 82, passed away on Friday, Feb.16, 2018. Born in Decatur, IL, and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Dave was a 1953 graduate of Belmont High School.
He enjoyed traveling the world for 22 ½ years with the United States Army during which time he earned an associate degree from Purdue University, Fort Wayne, in 1960, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, in 1969.
As a Private, Dave's military career began in the United States working on guided missiles at Fort Bliss, TX, Fort Lawton, WA, and Fort MacArthur, CA. Advancing through the ranks, he served as a Metrologist at Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, PA, and served four tours at Redstone Arsenal, AL, in the U.S. Army Missile Support Command and U.S. Army Metrology & Calibration Center.
Overseas assignments included three tours at Fort Buckner, Okinawa. Promoted to Warrant Officer, he served as Team Chief of a U.S. Army Pacific Calibration Agency Transfer Team that supported military units in Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, and Okinawa. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving as a Senior Calibration Advisor to the South Vietnamese Army.
During his final overseas tour of 3 ½ years, as Chief of the Secondary Reference Laboratory Division, he supervised calibration and repair support for twenty-two U.S. Army and two Federal Republic of Germany calibration teams. Dave enjoyed German volksmarching, completing 1000 kilometers and a 42 kilometer marathon, and collecting local town beer glasses and steins.
Military honors included the Commendation Medal, Third Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star; Distinctive Insignia of the Signal Corps-Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces; Republic of Vietnam Staff Service Medal, Second Class; German Army Marksmanship Award in Bronze, and U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal. He retired as Chief Warrant Officer (CW3) Ordnance in 1977.
Upon returning to civilian life, Dave was employed by Magnavox as a Senior Electronics Technician, retiring in 1995. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. His interests included membership in the Allen County Practical Defense League and taking instructions at Gunsite and Thunder Ranch. He enjoyed reuniting with his Army buddies at the Indy 500, and relaxing in his basement which he remodeled to display his travel memorabilia and record collection.
Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Marilyn (Woerner) Schultz, daughters, Dianne (Michael) Snider of Fort Wayne; Karla (Neil) Bowles of Cottonwood Heights, UT; grandsons, Austin, Ryan, Logan Snider, and Ethan Bowles, sister Paula Farney, Huntington Beach, CA., and loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, and long-time friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, John E. Schultz and Esther (nee Rentfro) Wilson, stepmother Agnes Clarke Schultz, and brother-in-law Peter Farney.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue, with calling one-hour prior. Visitation also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors in Concordia Lutheran Gardens Cemetery, 5635 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be given to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1126 S. Barr St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 or Visiting Nurse, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814.